Father John Misty’s new album title, artwork and release date revealed

Get ready for 'God's Favourite Customer'

Details of Father John Misty‘s hotly-anticipated new album have appeared online.

Last year, Joshua Tillman told NME that he was ‘almost done’ was his upcoming fourth solo record under the name of Father John Misty – which would follow ‘Pure Comedy’, which was only released in April 2017.

Father John fans on Reddit have today (April 17) spotted that his new album is now up for pre-order on the iTunes store, with the listing confirming that the new record will be called ‘God’s Favourite Customer’ – the artwork for which features Father John.


The album will be released on June 1, and features 10 tracks – including the recently-released single ‘Mr. Tillman’. Check out the tracklist below:

  1. Hangout At The Gallows
  2. Mr. Tillman
  3. Just Dumb Enough To Try
  4. Date Night
  5. Please Don’t Die
  6. The Palace
  7. Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
  8. God’s Favourite Customer
  9. The Songwriter
  10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)

Eagle-eyed fans on Reddit first noticed yesterday that Amazon France were listing a Father John Misty record for pre-sale – see a screenshot below.

Amazon are listing Father John Misty's new album for sale
Amazon are listing Father John Misty’s new album for sale

Last year, Tillman revealed that he was working with song titles including ‘Ouch, I’m Drowning’, ‘Dum Dum Blues’, ‘Mr Tillman, Please Exit The Lobby’, And ‘Well, We’re Only People And There’s Nothing Much We Can Do About It’, he’s described the record as “the real ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ but without the cynicism’.

“Most of this next album was written in a six-week period where I was kind of on the straits,” said Tillman of the album last year.”I was living in a hotel for two months. It’s kind of about… yeah… misadventure. The words were just pouring out of me. It’s really rooted in something that happened last year that was… well, my life blew up.

“I think the music essentially serves the purpose of making the painful and the isolating less painful and less isolating. But in short, it’s a heartache album.”


“It’s got ten songs,” Tillman told NME about the new record. He went on to describe his last two albums as “pretentious” and “squarely concept records”, stating that his next LP will instead have “kinda spritely BPMs” and will be released in 2018.

Father John Misty will return to the UK to perform at Victoria Park for London’s new All Points East Festival – alongside Beck, Bjork and many more. Visit here for tickets and more details.